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I've seen ads for various electric car noise generators, and it seems like a fun thing to try something different than the factory sound. So, some random questions.

Does anyone know how much the factory sound generator weighs?

Does anyone know what the input signals to the factory sound generator are, including power?

Has anyone replaced their factory sound generator with something else?

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The factory sound generator looks like a small plastic box, behind the grille, approx 3 inch in L/W/H, weighing very little. The noisemaker defeats one of the appealing things about EVs so frankly I'm not very interested in it.

I unplugged mine, but will plug it back in if the lease pre-return inspector asks about it.
 

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I unplugged mine, but will plug it back in if the lease pre-return inspector asks about it.
Was NOT part of my inspection as ED is not in motion for inspection.

Inspection is cosmetic, excessive wear and tear nothing with regard to safety etc.
 

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Hmm, maybe my memory isn't so good or I was looking at the wrong part, but the noisemaker seemed to be quite a bit larger than 3X3X3 inches. I did try unplugging what I thought was the noisemaker when I first got the ED, but couldn't manage to get the connector to release. I haven't tried since to unplug it. I'll go fiddle with it some tomorrow morning.
 

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There is an existing thread on this topic with a how-to link with pic(s). Takes just a couple of minutes to identify and disconnect the device; Trump-like fingers are an asset.
 

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OK, maybe bigger - but that order of magnitude. And yes, it takes some dexterity to press the catch and pull the plug out.
 

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Be careful or you'll be Injured Again!
I unfortunately can't be injured again because I'm injured now... I've got a sore and overused rotator cuff and a tweaked lower back. Story of my life!

I don't have Trump-like smallness to my hands but will try again to find that dastardly catch again. I want to see how much difference there is without the Jetson whine.

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I just tried to unplug it and there's **NO** way I can get either hand down there far enough to grab the plug with an index finger and thumb. It looks to be a squarish plug and I don't see any latch/catch that I can depress with something else like a screwdriver.
 

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...I don't see any latch/catch that I can depress with something else like a screwdriver.
There is a lever to push. I used a long piece of stiff metal to push it. Took some doing. There was no way my hand would fit there.

Maybe ask a 6 year old for help. :D
 

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There is a lever to push. I used a long piece of stiff metal to push it. Took some doing. There was no way my hand would fit there.

Maybe ask a 6 year old for help. :D
There's never a 6 year old around when it's convenient!

I have a two foot long screwdriver but I don't see any catch on the top side of the connector. Do I just need to look more carefully?

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On my old ED I used gorilla tape to hold the plug onto the side of the box and then wrapped more over to secure it and it stayed there no problem.



But after having it unplugged, I decided to plug it back in and I actually didn't mind the sound
 
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